Who We Are

The Renewal of Civic Engagement


Despite constant media attention and social platforms that drive preoccupation with the political sphere in the US, the next generation’s interest in vocational engagement in civic affairs is waning. We need organizations to create vision and pathways for character-driven, service-oriented leaders who can contribute directly to the renewal of the public square, ensuring that we are not left primarily with candidates and leaders only interested in their own power and self-interest. The more that citizens feel they contribute to civic outcomes for others’ interests as well as their own, the healthier our society will be.

We're interested in ventures using technology platforms to engage the next generation, creative endeavors that de-escalate partisan warfare, and formation-driven, community-based approaches that put citizens at the center of the political process rather than being mere voting blocs. Further, there are opportunities for organizations to disrupt major process flaws in the political architecture, such as campaign finance reform and corporate-industrial subsidies.


Praxis Ventures

Ventures within the Praxis community working on this ORI.

all ventures
The Center for Christianity and Public Life

aims to create healthier politics through an integrated, coherent model of Christian public presence in civic life (Michael Wear, Nonprofit 2022).

Learn More

Lead for America

is a national service program building the next generation of leaders for our country and communities across all 50 states (Joe Nail, Nonprofit 2019).

Learn More

AND Campaign

educates and organizes Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation as well as more just and compassionate policies (Justin Giboney, Nonprofit 2018).

Learn More

Partner with Praxis to strengthen our ORIs

Inform and refine our thinking, alert us of ventures working on this ORI, submit your own venture ideas, or send us resources to review.

more ori Content

Stories from the Praxis community.

all content
No items found.

Subscribe for Updates

We will send you announcements, stories, and updates to the ORI list.